'Shopping as it should be' used to be the slogan of Irelands largest food chain, in fact it might still be, we don't watch adverts so wouldn't know, but I would dispute the claim from any supermarket that that is 'shopping as it should be'. A super market for us is somewhere where we HAVE to buy our milk and butter, we have no choice, it's the only place where we can buy Organic milk and butter, the only other use we have for them is cat and dog food and toilet paper.
This week we discovered we were running short of meat, we are down to ducks and some rabbit until the next chickens are ready. We had run out of beef, we had tried the local butcher but due to a late spring the beef was not particularly nice, it clearly was not grass fed.
I am pleased that we arrived early as by the time we left it was very busy, with a long queue for the butchers stall.
The grass is growing very fast so it has now all been strimmed back, we will let it wilt down a little and then use it as mulch around our young trees to help retain the moisture around them, we will also have to have a purge on slugs, as the comfrey is now growing well I will cut some leaves and place them where we wish to control the slugs, as soon as comfrey wilts, slugs head for it, it is then easy to pick them off and drown them, if left in the water for a few days, this can then be used around susceptible plants as a further slug control although it stinks, it works.